Governor Roles Overview
The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.
Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- setting targets for pupil achievement
- managing the school’s finances
- making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
- appointing staff
- reviewing staff performance and pay
As a Church of England school we have a majority of “Foundation Governors” appointed by the Church Council of St. Mary’s and the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Other “Representative Governors” include those representing staff and the Local Authority. Each term of office is for 4 years. A full list of Governors with linked areas and committees (Pupil and Personnel and Finance and General Purposes) in brackets follows:
Nicky Gale* - complaints, maths and DT link
Vice Chair (Foundation)
Jerome Green* - PE and ICT/Computing link
Michael Davey - maths leader
Ian Burrows** - Health & Safety link
Nicola Grange - GDPR, Church link
Emma Wilson - science, most able link
Janice Hewitt - EYFS link
Father Matthew Askey - RE and Collective Worship link
Local Education Authority
Helen Westbury* - English, Music, Pupil Premium link
Alex Holland - safeguarding, LAC link
*Head’s Appraisal governors
**Ian is married to Andrea Burrows, Deputy Head. Our register of business interests, reviewed annually, shows that there are no relevant business interests and no governor is a member of another educational establishment.
The Pay Committee is made up of the chairs of both committees and the chair of the FGB and meets annually.